corn borer moth


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Noun1.corn borer moth - native to Europecorn borer moth - native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
genus Pyrausta, Pyrausta - moths whose larvae are corn borers
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She and her Japanese colleagues from University of Tokyo studied the two species, Asian corn borer moth (Ostrinia furnacalis) and Japanese lichen moth (Eilema japonica).
The corn borer moth is about one inch long with a one inch wingspan.
They said Midwestern states that planted corn genetically modified to make a toxin that fights off European corn borer moths has dramatically cut the $1 billion in annual losses from the pest, even preserving crops that have not been altered.